Roberto Orci No Longer Scripting The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Uncertain About Franchise Future

Several months before The Amazing Spider-Man 2 even opened in theaters, Sony enlisted writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner to write the screenplay for The Amazing Spider-Man 3Between then and now, writers Kurtzman and Orci had an amicable split with Orci going to focus on the “Star Trek” series while Kurtzman was putting his efforts into the proposed Venom spin-off film.

Now, speaking with IGN, Orci revealed that not only is he no longer officially involved in scripting The Amazing Spider-Man 3 but he’s also unaware of Sony’s plans for the future of the franchise.

“I don’t know what their plans are for that franchise,” Orci said. “I don’t ever want to say never, but we have to figure out what their scheduling is in terms of when they want each movie. I’ve read probably as much as anyone else. There’s a love for the Sinister Six, the idea of Venom — there’s an idea of Spider-Man’s going to be one of these characters that’s part of our business. He’s such a popular character. Spider-Man’s not going to go away any time soon. When it all happens and how and all that has yet to be determined.”

Currently, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is set for release on June 10, 2016 with Venom and The Sinister Six spin-offs also in the pipeline. The most recent entry in the franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, is set for release on DVD and Blu-ray on August 19.